Pere al Vino Rosso – Pears in Red Wine

Note this goes with the carbonade, and the salad val d’aosta to comprise a complete Val d’aosta type meal.

Pears cooked in red wine is a typical dessert of the Val d’Aosta region.


  • 4 red pears washed
  • bottle of red wine
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 tbsp honey or sugar
  • whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Put the pears in a deep dutch oven type pot. Add the wine to almost completely cover the pears. Add the cloves and honey.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until the pears are tender and the wine is syrupy. Allow the pears to cool; then cuti in half lengthwise and serve with a dollup of whipped cream and some of the wine syrup.

This recipe was featured on Season 19 - Episode 1924.

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